Weston Area Health NHS Trusts charitable Funds

Weston Area Health NHS Trust has its own charity for Weston General Hospital and Children’s Community Services.

The charity manages the generous donations of people like yourself who kindly give us money or spend time fundraising for us.
You can choose to donate to the hospital, a specific ward or department or donate to Children’s services at Drove Road in Weston and The Barn in Clevedon.

The Trust benefits from funds raised by donors through a variety of means. Where you or your group do raise money for Weston Area Health Trust and/or Weston General Hospital it is important to us that donors are sure where their money is going and so we would recommend that you read and adhere to the  https://www.fundraisingregulator.org.uk/code where there is good, practical advice about your fundraising, accounting.
 
Monies that you raise should be presented to the Trust who will then arrange to spend the money as directed by you (if at all possible) and to an equivalent fund if that is not possible. We will discuss with you the best route to achieve that.


If your donation is to be used to buy any equipment we can normally recover the VAT on purchases by quoting our charity number. Sometimes groups buy equipment which require further installation or maintenance which we need to plan for and so its important for us.
Some groups may like to identify themselves during their fundraising by using some form of photo ID card where there are some simple rules you must adhere to:

 

  • The ID should clearly state the name of the person and the group they belong to

  • Branding which suggests that the fundraisers are employees of the Trust must not be used, for example blue and white NHS lanyards must not be used

  • It should not normally contain the Trust’s charity number unless the money is specifically being raised for a pre-arranged purchase with the Trust

 

Why your donations are important 

 

Your generosity and support help us provide extra equipment and facilities for our patients, their families, and our staff.

Your donations have helped us buy:

  • X-Ray machines
  • Diagnostic equipment for Cardiology
  • Toys (for children visiting the Paediatric Dept)
  • Items for the ‘Memory Cafe’ for dementia patients
  • TV and soft furnishings for patients and their families

 

How to make a donation

 

 

Donate by post

You can send donations by cheque to (Please make cheques payable to ‘Weston Area Health NHS Trust charitable Funds’):

 

Communications and Fundraising Department,

First floor Dormers,

Weston General Hospital,

Grange Road,

Weston-super-Mare,

BS23 4TQ

along with the form section of the Postal donation and Gift aid Document. 

 

Virgin Money

Weston Area Health NHS Trust is signed up with Virgin money giving the ease of online donation to our charitble funds. To Donate or for more information please visiting virgin money giving.

 

Gift Aid

If you’re a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid allows us to claim back tax on your donation. So if you pay £10 we receive £12.50. Please download the Postal donation and Gift aid form and return to us.

(NB. The donor is responsible for meeting any shortfall between tax paid and gift aid claimed.)

 

Regular Gift

Regular donations by Standing Order help us cut our administration costs so more of your money goes straight to us. Contact your bank to find out how to set one up. 

 

Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving allows anyone who pays UK income tax to give regularly and on a tax free basis to charities of their choice. Donations are deducted before tax so each £1.00 you give will only cost you 80p, and if you're a higher rate tax payer it will only cost you 60p. To find out more, contact the payroll department at your place of work. for more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/payroll-giving 

 

Leaving a gift in your Will or Donating in Memory

Charitable legacies are paid before tax is deducted, therefore reducing the amount of tax that has to be paid when your estate is being distributed. A gift in your Will can take the form of:

• A residuary gift – this is the remainder of your estate once your family have been provided for.

• A pecuniary gift - this is a specific sum of money pledged to charity.

• A specific gift - this can be property, stocks and shares or other valuables such as a piece of jewellery.

For more information please download our Leaving a gift in your will or Donating in memory leaflet.

 

 

We are always happy to hear for people with fundraising ideas or suggestions, so please do contact us on 01934 647091 or email wnt-tr.fundraising@nhs.net, if you are interested in supporting us.

 

Thank you for supporting your local hospital and NHS.